Stag fight

Impala were all over Tanda Tula and Mala Mala. As they are the main prey of all of the big cats, Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs, they seek safety in numbers. During our stay a lot of young Impala were born. Só cute. Unfortunately they are not yet as fast and agile as the adults are and we saw a lot of newborn Impala that didn’t live to see the next day.

Only once in a while you’ll come across an Impala on his own, but mostly you see vast herds of them. Once attacked, their best defense is to make a run for it. Or rather make a jump for it. Below I pasted a series of pictures together to show the incredible jumping power they have..

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Taken on December 24, 2008